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Dr. Haitham Abu-rub

Texas A and M University


​Haitham Abu-Rub's research contributions, as well as his on-going efforts/investigations in the area of AC drives and power electronics, can be classified into the following topics: Control of electric machines; eg. vector control, nonlinear control, adaptive control, model predictive control Power electronic converters, two-level and multilevel, matrix converter, ZSI Artificial Intelligence in machines and power electronics control, eg. fuzzy logic, neural networks Renewable energy conversion for PV and wind systems, maximum power point tracking Condition monitoring and fault detection in electrical machines and drives Education Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, Gdansk University, 2004 Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, 1995 Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland, 1990 Experience ​Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2012 to present Associate professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2006 to 2011. Research Fellowship - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, University of Wuppertal, Germany, 2005/2006. Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Birzeit University, Palestinian Autonomy, from September 2000 to August 2004. Associate Professor at Birzeit University from September 2001 until August 2006. Assistant Professor at Birzeit University from September 1997 until August 2001. Scientific-Didactic Adjunct (Assistant Professor) at the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland September 1996 until August 1997. Representative and Engineer, Enamor, Gdynia Marine University, Poland, 2006. Teaching assistant at Gdynia Maritime Academy in Poland from 1991 to 1995. Researcher at different universities (USA, Germany, UK). Awards ​Best Paper Award, International Conference on Industrial Technology (IEEE - ICIT2013) Faculty Research Excellence Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2012. Arab Fund Fellowship Program, Kuwait, (, for the academic year 2006/2007, not used Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 12 months scholarship at University of Wuppertal, Germany, 2005/2006 International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund ('Fund'), USA, 2004 ( Outstanding contribution, International Conference - Power Electronics /Intelligent Motion /Power quality (PCIM), Nuremberg, Germany, 2002 Outstanding contribution, International Conference - Power Electronics /Intelligent Motion /Power quality (PCIM), Nuremberg, Germany, 2001 Received 'Best Presentation Award' at the 27th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in Denver (IECON'01), USA, 2001 Fulbright scholarship, Texas A&M University, USA, 2001 British Royal Society's Scholarship, University of Southampton (UK) for two months, 2000 German DAAD scholarship, Ruhr Bochum University (Germany), for two months, 1999 Honors International Editorial Board of Chemical Industry, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1995 -). Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2000. Halliburton Professor 2003, Texas A&M University, 2003. International Advisory Board of Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly, Belgrade, Serbia (2005 -). Joe M. Nesbitt Professorship in Chemical Engineering, August 2006 Vice-Chairman of the Natural Gas Conversion Board (2013-2015) International Scientific Advisory Board (2013-2015) for the triennial Natural Gas Conversion Symposium  

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  • Abu-Rub, H., Iqbal, A., SK, Moin. A., Peng, F., Li, Y., Ge, Baoming, “Quasi Z-Source Inverter based Grid Interactive Photovoltaic generation system with Maximum Power Tracking Control Using ANFIS, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, VOL. 4, NO. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 11-20.

  • B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, F. Peng, Q. Lei, de Almeida A., Ferreira F., D. Sun, Y. Liu, "An energy stored quasi-Z-source inverter for application to photovoltaic power system," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electronics, vol.60, no.10, pp.4468-4481, Oct. 2013.

  • Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, “Speed Sensorless Induction Motor Drive with Predictive Current Controller,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 699-709, 2013.

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